Painting For Progress

This week was another incredibly challenging one for our country after the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed. We are reminded yet again that we as a society aren’t doing enough to change the injustices ingrained into our culture. If conversation about racism is the first step, we are going in the right direction. Over the weekend the internet was flooded with people standing up against racism. I have learned a lot about white privilege over the past few years. I used to think colorblindness was our goal, but now I know better. This list of antiracism resources is a good place to sort through many of the books, articles, and podcasts. This pyramid is very eye opening. And this poetic video by Prince Ea is especially moving. Keep reading; keep learning; keep changing.

Mazen and I did some painting on the porch yesterday, and I used the opportunity to talk to him about what was going on in our country. Here is my painting for progress – all colors must show up to with love because black lives matter.

Here are some recent meals

Egg + cheese on a whole wheat English muffin

+ summer raspberries!

Whole wheat French toast + strawberries

Plenty Breakfast Bake with Orange

Weekend Brunch with Omelets, Fruit, and Toast

Power Blueberry + Almond Butter Toast

Quesadilla Explosion Salad!

Shrimp on the Barbie

Leftover Barbie Dinner Salads

Tastefully Simple Quick Beer Bread

With Grilled Chicken + Green Beans

Carry Out Tavola

T and I did a date night in and shared an antipasti board, the burrata app we love so much, and a crispy pork entree. It was almost as good as dining in. (-10 points for having to do the dishes :mrgreen: )

Bubbles + Bubbly on the Patio

And Teenage Mazen in his Stylin’ Clothes!

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